Japanese Language Resources

Japanese Language Resources

Resources for Teachers
Web Japan

Web Japan is a great place to start for students doing research on topics ranging from traditional culture and history to trends and technology! This website features fact sheets, articles on new topics, and videos that are all arranged into categories for easy searching. Also make sure to check out Niponica Magazine while you are there. The web-based publication features  issues on a wide variety of Japan-related topics and incorporates high quality photographs in each article.

Kids Web Japan

For parents and teachers looking to introduce younger kids to Japanese culture, the “Kids Web Japan” site provides animated folk-tale story books, online games, and much more! This is a useful resource for every style of learning! One of the most popular sections is called “Meet the Kids” and features Japanese students sharing experiences from their daily lives.

Teaching Tuesday

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)’s “Teaching Tuesday” Facebook posts highlight fascinating examples of Japanese culture. The resulting collection of PDF’s make for excellent handouts for teachers, bite-sized pieces for students doing self-study.

Japan Foundation LOS Angeles

The Japan Foundation has compiled a comprehensive list of popular online teaching resources called Teaching Resources, both from the Japan Foundation and from other organizations.

Japan at Your School

The DC area offers many free programs to bring Japan into the classroom. If you are outside of the DC area, check with your local consulate or Japan-America society for similar programs.


Find your consulate at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/consulate-guide.html

Embassy of Japan School Visit Program

Embassy of Japan School Visit Program

The Embassy of Japan welcomes high school and college student groups to the Embassy to learn more about Japan with a focus on the Japan-US relationship, the work of the Embassy of Japan and discussions of policy issues.

Please contact the Education Desk for more information education@ws.mofa.go.jp or call 202-238-6768.

Japan Information & Culture Center

JICC Educational Program

Learn about Japanese culture through presentations as well as hands-on activities.

Japan Information & Culture Center

JICC Item Loan Program

If you can’t bring your class to the Embassy or JICC, then bring Japan into your classroom with the Item Loan Program. The JICC offers local teachers the opportunity to borrow Japanese cultural items such as Japanese toys, food, and traditional Japanese clothing.

Japan in a suit case

Japan-In-A-Suitcase , run by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, is an educational program that visits schools, libraries, and culture fairs to present on Japanese culture and to offer hands-on activities.


The JET Ambassadors Program brings alumni of the Japan Exchange and Teaching program to DC, MD, and VA schools to share their experiences of Japan through interactive presentations.